Will Advani consider a collition with Congress?

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New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) BJP's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani who has been relentlessly campaigning for the ouster of the UPA Government, doesn't seem to be averse to a coalition with Congress if the proposal were to come from the other side.

Answering a question on the possibility of a coalition between BJP and Congress, the principal contenders national level, Mr Advani said such a suggestion had come up in yesterday's meeting with business and industrialist leaders also.

BJP vice president Yashwant Sinha who fielded this question had responded by stating that 'let the proposal come from the other side (Congress)'. "This answer holds good to your question also", Mr Advani told the questioner at the Hindustan leadership summit adding that such a colition was currently functioning in Germany.

Mr Advani said his party was for a consensual approach in dealing with issues of national importance, be it tackling security, foreign affairs or economy. This was the reason, the BJP had suggested that the Indo-US nuclear deal be referred to the Joint Parliamentary Committee of political parties including the Left.

However the Government chose to go it alone, Mr Advani said.

He said the country had entered an era of bipolar polity with BJP and Congress as principal parties. The regional parties were forced to align with either of them. The era of single party rule at the Centre was over and the polity was proceeding in the 'right direction'.

Describing the events that led to the BJP MPs displaying currency wads in the Parliament on the day the UPA Government secured its Vote of Confidence on July 22, Mr Advani said it was the most blatant instance of corruption and people witnessing the worst ever scandal felt repulsed, he said.

The NDA, he said will show firm commitment to good politics and governance and rid the country of corruption which had transcended all sections and professions. The confidence displayed by youths of the country had given him confidence that India could make 21st century an Indian century. The strategy will be to provide allocation of resources, wealth generation that was equitable and balanced both socially and geographically, he said.

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